Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2011
Palestinian Center for Communication and Development Studies
This description of Fida Abu Turky's work was prepared when Fida Abu Turky was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2011.
Fida Abu Turky is economically empowering women in rural areas of the Levant by implementing a grassroots venture capitalist approach adapted for the cultural context. In doing so, women are becoming active, visible members of society working to raise and improve the socioeconomic development of their country.
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